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Francesca Orsi, Executive Vice President, HBO Programming, announced today that HBO and BBC One have renewed His Dark Materials for a third and final season.

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His Dark Materials: Dafne Keen as Lyra — Photo by Marco Grob/HBO

His Dark Materials is based on Philip Pullman’s award-winning trilogy of fantasy novels — The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass — considered a modern masterpiece of imaginative fiction.

The series follows Lyra (Dafne Keen, The Refugees), a seemingly ordinary but brave young woman from another world. Season 2 began as Lyra, distraught over the death of her best friend, embarks upon a journey in a strange and mysterious abandoned city. There she meets Will (Amir Wilson, The Letter for the King), a boy from our world who is also running from a troubled past. Lyra and Will learn their destinies are tied to reuniting Will with his father, but find their path is constantly thwarted as a war begins to brew around them. Meanwhile, Mrs. Coulter (Ruth Wilson, The Affair) searches for Lyra, determined to bring her home by any means necessary.

Series regulars include Dafne Keen, Ruth Wilson, Amir Wilson, Ariyon Bakare (Good Omens), Andrew Scott (Fleabag), Will Keen (The Crown), Ruta Gedmintas (The Strain), and Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton). New cast members in Season 2 include Terence Stamp (Smallville), Jade Anouka (Small Axe), and Simone Kirby (Resistance).

The seven-episode second season launched on November 16, and will conclude on December 28 at 9 PM ET/PT on HBO. Seasons 1 and 2 are currently available to stream on HBO Max.

Production on the eight-episode third season is slated to begin in Cardiff in 2021.

His Dark Materials is produced by Bad Wolf in association with New Line Cinema for BBC One and HBO. Executive producing the series are Jane Tranter, Dan McCulloch, Joel Collins, and Julie Gardner for Bad Wolf; Philip Pullman, Jack Thorne, Tom Hooper; Deborah Forte, Toby Emmerich, and Carolyn Blackwood for New Line Cinema; and Ben Irving for the BBC.


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His Dark Materials: HBO And BBC One Renew Hit Fantasy Series for Third Season
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